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Texas Latest To Drop 'Tampon Tax'

Texas is the latest state to drop the so-called "tampon tax," joining 23 other states in doing so. "Before the shift, Texas had classified period products, including pads, tampons, menstrual cups, discs and sponges, as optional or luxury items and applied a 6.25 percent tax," per The New York Times. "Opponents of the tampon tax have long claimed that because other items — like contact lenses and over-the-counter medications in most states — are categorized as necessary and therefore sold tax-free, the tax on period products is discriminatory against those who menstruate."

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